The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate. June is the National Safety Council’s National Safety Month. Driving safety is one area the NSC will spotlight this year.
Every seven seconds someone is injured in a car crash and every 15 minutes someone is killed in one. On a typical day, more than 700 people are injured in distracted driving crashes.
In 2018 there were 4.5 million medically consulted injuries and 39,404 people died on the road. Speeding was a factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities in 2018, killing 9,378, or an average of over 25 people per day. The total number of fatal motor-vehicle crashes attributable to speeding was 8,447. In 2018, 10,511 people were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows that 2,841 people died in distracted driving crashes in 2018.
Visist the NSC website to learn more .